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by Saundra L. Washington D.D.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I didn't know a heart could die

Before it stopped beating.

I didn't know a life could cease

Before it stopped breathing.


I didn't know how devastation

Could wend a living soul

I didn't know how death could make

Us lose all self control.


I didn't know the pain of loss

Was so intense and sharp.

I didn't know the depth of void

Death leaves within the heart.


I didn't know how often tears

Would redden hurting eyes.

I didn't know how hard it was

To say one's last good-byes.


I didn't know that pain would come

And go as it well pleased.

I didn't know that joy is scarce

To those who are bereaved.


I didn't know that time would stop

And meaning cease to be.

I didn't know that friends would pray

But shy away from me.


I didn't know how difficult

To get the whole night through.

I didn't know the strength it took

For simple tasks to do.


 I didn't know that as time pass

Slowly, the pain subsides.

I didn't know what I thought was lost

Still in my heart resides.


Now I know a little spark,

Somehow in me remained.

Now I know that someway,

My life will be sustained.


Now I know the feelings felt,

Was all a part of grief.

Now I know how fervent prayer

Helped me to find relief.


So rest assured my unknown friends,

Though healing comes real slow.

It actually does get better

      For now, I truly know.


For Iíve survived my babyís death

      That occurred this time last year.

I still feel the loss and always will

      But the pain is much less severe.

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/20/2005

A true poem filled with grace, stimulating search for the betterment of understanding in the path of life and living.

"Grief" inspires and guides the soul.

Andre Emamanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese 5/5/2005
emotive, heartbreaking poem ... i know what its like to be on the other end ...
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 5/4/2005
heartwrecking, im sorry for your loss!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 5/4/2005
i can't even imagine the pain you must have endured and still endure. my prayers are with you
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/4/2005
Reviewed by Charleen Burge (Reader) 5/4/2005
Oh my Gosh, this is so beautifully written, and I grieve with you for I have lived through the very same thing with the loss of a son and granddaughter. Very beautiful tribute my dear.

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